Religion and Economic Growth

Prof. Robert R. Barro

Does it matter to a country's economic growth whether its citizens attend church services, or if they believe in Heaven and Hell?

In their article, Religion and Economic Growth across Countries, Robert R. Barro, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics; and Rachel M. McCleary, Senior Research Fellow at The Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Taubman Center, use international survey data from a broad panel of countries to investigate the effects of church attendance and religious beliefs on economic growth.

You can find a full list of Prof. Barro's works in DASH here; Dr. McCleary's works can be found here.